Founders Day Dinner on October 23 - Save the Date

To: UCSC Staff and Faculty

From: Chancellor Blumenthal

UC Santa Cruz's third annual Founders Day event, with a theme of "Fulfilling the Promise," will take place on the evening of Friday, October 23. Open to the public, Founders Day celebrates the spirit of community and this year will honor five individuals for outstanding achievement.

At the event, Ed Catmull, President of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, Academy Award winner for lifetime achievement in computer graphics for film, will be presented with the Foundation Medal. Patricia (Porter '88) and Rowland Rebele, newspaper publishers, longtime community and campus philanthropists, arts patrons and homeless advocates will receive the Fiat Lux Award, and John R. Rickford (Stevenson '71), Professor of Linguistics at Stanford University, will receive the Alumni Achievement Award. In addition, UC Santa Cruz Professor of Economics Dan Friedman will be honored for his selection as this year's UCSC Faculty Research Lecturer.

The event will take place at the Cocoanut Grove at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (400 Beach Street). A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30. Black tie optional.

An email invitations and RSVP information will be forthcoming on September 15.

For more information about the Founders Day dinner, visit the website Questions? Please send email to the Special Events Office at, or phone the office at (831) 459-5003.